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Hammered gold nugget, 19.0 grams, ex-Espadarte (1558), ex-Jones (Plate Piece).

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Hammered gold nugget, 19.0 grams, ex-Espadarte (1558), ex-Jones (Plate Piece).
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Hammered gold nugget, 19.0 grams, ex-Espadarte (1558), ex-Jones (Plate Piece). About 3/4" in diameter and 1/4" thick. A flattened sphere of high-grade gold with natural void in part of edge but otherwise fully round and thick, the flattened surfaces smooth and clean, one of many coin-like pieces found on this wreck that were undoubtedly a form of currency in their time. From the Espadarte (1558), with Arqueonautas certificate #IDM-002/02/1004, pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 31 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 6 (lot #1621). Recovered from: Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off Mozambique, east of Africa